A Mardi Gras Queen and educator, Cherice Harrison-Nelson, organized this exhibition of the colorful, feathered, and sequined gowns of other Mardi Gras Indian Queens. While African American men’s roles in the Mardi Gras Indian tradition goes back to the early days of Carnival, Harrison-Nelson curatorial choices show the more recent and special work of women, their pride, and their other work in creating and parading. 

Queens, Baby Dolls and Social  & Pleasure Clubs: Tradition and Rituals

New Orleans Public Library Main Branch

January 7. 2018 to March 24, 2018

Opening Party with talk, January 7, 2:00 pm

And, with Special Panel Discussion, Pretty Strong: Femininity and Community Processions,January 14, 2:00 pm, with Maroon Queen Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Guardians of the Flame; Dianne Honoree, Sugar Baroness, Black Storyville Baby Dolls; Trishekka Randolph-Tero, Revolution Social and Pleasure Club and Moderator, Maryse Dejean, WWOZ Community Radio Station  

About the Exhibit

January 7, 2018 - March 24, 2018

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